System of a Down is an Armenian-American alternative heavy metal band from Glendale, California, formed in 1994. They have released five studio albums and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. System of a Down's music style is highly unorthodox, where they use a wide range of instruments, and their lyrics are often political.
- Songs often talk about political corruption and injustices in society
- The members of the Grammy Award winning American band are of Armenian heritage and their songs often have political lyrics like the P.L.U.C.K. about the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Prison Song which criticizes the prison systems; former song is featured in 烽烟岁月 (2002) by Canadian-Armenian Atom Egoyan, who admired the genius Soviet-Armenian Sergei Parajanov whose political imprisonment is condemned in 米基哈尔·瓦塔诺夫's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)
- Are active in political demonstrations.